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Home and Lifestyle Show to premier various local vendors

| March 6, 2014

COSHOCTON – Get your home and garden ready for warmer weather during the fifth annual Coshocton County Home and Lifestyle Show which will be at the Coshocton County Career Center Saturday, March 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 from noon to 4 p.m.

“It’s a major fundraiser for Habitat,” said Linda Miller, volunteer at Habitat and coordinator of the event. “It’s one of two. In the spring, we have the Home Show, and in the summer, we have the golf outing. It’s also something it seemed like the community needed.”

There will be approximately 35 vendors at this year’s show. Types of vendors range anywhere from landscaping, insurance, massage, jewelry, candles, and interior design to cooking, home improvement, tools, and environmental.

“I think it’s a success because it’s a good variety of vendors and just the hospitality from Habitat and the welcoming you get when you come through the door,” said Miller. “People also enjoy the demos we have on different topics that get you in the mood for spring.”

The show also allows residents to view what is available locally in the county for their home improvement needs.

“It also allows us to partner with other businesses in the community and to get their name out there as well,” said Brittleigh Smith, executive director of Coshocton County Habitat for Humanity.

Saturday begins with breakfast at 9 a.m. provided by Mike Cichon and his culinary students and will be served until noon. Cichon and the students will also provide lunch and will serve from noon to 4 p.m.

Demonstrations begin at 10 a.m. with Dr. Cathrine Darr’s Dog Obedience demo. Also at that time, paper and electronic recycling are happening in the parking lot only on Saturday until 2 p.m. Demonstrations will continue at 11 a.m. with Deb Gaumer on Growing and Pruning Grape Vines. This demo leads into Rachel Hall’s presentation at 11:30 a.m. on How to Taste Wines. The demonstrations conclude at 1:30 p.m. with Dr. Darr’s Field Dog Retrieving presentation.

Sunday begins at noon with lunch provided by The Depot in Dresden and will be served until 4 p.m. Connie Miller will be speaking at 1:30 p.m. about Easy Planting, Easy Maintenance. The day will conclude with a raffle drawing at 3:30 p.m.

The grand prize for the raffle is valued at over $900 and is a grill and meat package. The second prize is valued at $250 and includes a one-night stay at Coshocton Village Inn and Suites with breakfast, a gift card from Oscar Rose Steak n’ Stein, and a round of golf for two at River Greens Golf Course. The third prize is a $50 gift card from Kobel’s and a lap quilt made by Suzann Stoker. Tickets for the raffle are $1 for one and $5 for 10.

“We just want people to come out and enjoy the show,” said Miller. “It’s time to get ready for spring and knock the dust off and get ready for planting season. It’s also meant to be an outreach to the community to show them what’s in their own area and helping Habitat to continue to help families in need of affordable housing.”

Admission to the show is free, but donations to Habitat are appreciated.

“I’m hoping people will take away a little bit more, not only about Habitat, but what we intend to do with the future and what we do here in the community,” said Smith.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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